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Drive-By Truckers visit Dave, Fallon

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 – The Drive-By Truckers will appear on "Late Show with David Letterman" on Friday, March 12 and "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Wednesday, March 31 in support of their new CD "The Big To-Do," out next Tuesday on ATO. They've also added additional dates to their tour including nine with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.

The band will kick off the tour this week in Atlanta with a two-night stand at the Variety Playhouse then heading to SXSW where they'll play an in-store at Waterloo Records on Thursday, March 18 and hit Stubb's that night with Band of Horses and Broken Social Scene.

iClips Network will broadcast the band's performance live from the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta on Friday, March, 12 and their sold out show on Saturday, March 13. The band's long-time producer David Barbe will open the show with his band the Quick Hooks and they will also participate in the broadcast.

Tour dates are:
Friday March 12 Atlanta, GA VARIETY PLAYHOUSE
Saturday March 13 Atlanta, GA CRIMINAL RECORDS IN STORE 3 pm
Saturday March 13 Atlanta, GA VARIETY PLAYHOUSE SOLD OUT
Wednesday March 17 New Braunfels, TX GRUENE HALL
Thursday March 18 Austin, TX WATERLOO RECORDS IN STORE - 2pm
Thursday March 18 Austin, TX STUBBS (SXSW)
Friday March 19 New Orleans, LA TIPITINAS
Saturday March 20 New Orleans, LA TIPITINAS
Thursday April 1 New York, NY WEBSTER HALL
Friday April 2 Boston, MA HOUSE OF BLUES
Saturday April 3 Philadelphia, PA ELECTRIC FACTORY
Tuesday April 6 Toronto, Canada LEE'S PALACE
Wednesday April 7 Toronto, Canada LEE'S PALACE
Thursday April 8 Detroit, MI ST. ANDREWS HALL
Friday April 9 Chicago, IL VIC THEATRE
Saturday April 10 Lexington, KY BUSTERS BILLIARDS & BACKROOM
Sunday April 11 Cleveland, OH BEACHLAND BALLROOM & TAVERN
Tuesday April 13 Milvale, PA MR SMALLS
Wednesday April 14 Towson, MD RECHER THEATRE
Thursday April 15 Norfolk, VA THE NORVA
Friday April 16 Asheville, NC THE ORANGE PEEL
Saturday April 17 Asheville, NC THE ORANGE PEEL
Thursday April 29 Chattanooga, TN RHYTHM & BREWS
Friday April 30 Nashville, TN CANNERY BALLROOM
Saturday May 1 Memphis, TN BEALE ST MUSIC FESTIVAL
Sunday May 2 Columbia, MO BLUE NOTE
Wednesday May 5 Tucson, AZ RIALTO THEATRE
Thursday May 6 San Diego, CA HOUSE OF BLUES
Friday May 7 Los Angeles, CA AVALON
Saturday May 8 San Francisco, CA FILLMORE AUDITORIUM
Sunday May 9 Crystal Bay, NV CRYSTAL BAY CASINO
Wednesday May 12 Salt Lake City, UT IN THE VENUE
Thursday May 13 Boulder, CO BOULDER THEATRE
Friday May 14 Fort Collins, CO AGGIE THEATRE
Saturday May 15 Aspen, CO BELLY UP Mon May 31 George. WA SASQUATCH FESTIVAL
Saturday Jun 5 Hunter, NY MOUNTAIN JAM
Tuesday Jun 22 St. Paul, MN XCEL CENTER (with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
Wednesday Jun 23 Omaha, NE QUEST CENTER (with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Saturday July 10 Indianapolis, IN VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE (with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
Tuesday July 13 Kansas City, MO SPRINT CENTER (with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
Thursday July 15 Cincinnati, OH RIVERBEND MUSIC CENTER (with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
Saturday July 17 Chicago, IL UNITED CENTER (with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
Tuesday July 20 Cleveland, OH BLOSSOM MUSIC CENTER (with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
Thursday July 22 Auburn Hills, MI PALACE AT AUBURN HILLS (with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
Saturday July 24 Burgettstown, PA FIRST NIAGARA (with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)

The tour will utilize different opening acts:

March 12-13 David Barbe & The Quick Hooks supports

March 17 Justin Jones supports

March 19 The Soul Rebels Brass Band supports

March 20 Leo Jackson and the Melody Clouds supports

April 1-17 Langhorne Slim supports

April 2-3 with Lucero

April 20 The Decoys supports

May 7-8 The Henry Clay People supports

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